Not every idea is a gem. But the next one may be.
Row One is built off of an idea from years ago, and it took loaning a pair of old shoes to a college freshman to make it a reality.
Jim’s varied career in finance, marketing, and business development at companies such as Converse, Maxwell Shoe and Modern Shoe Company led him to co-founding Row One, and he never hesitates to share his ideas with anyone within earshot. In his free time, Jim enjoys visits with his now college senior, photography, kayaking, and hiking with his rescue lab, Nina the Wonderdog.
Stop waiting for things to happen - Go out and make them happen.
Joe Smith has decades of experience in Information Technology and Operations in the footwear industry. Joe is the driving architect behind all operations at Row One.
Throughout his career Joe has been an innovator in the connection between operations and technology, bringing modern practices to the mature footwear industry at companies such as Converse, Maxwell Shoe Company and Modern Shoe Company.
A devoted father to three sons, you’ll find Joe at the nearest hot yoga studio, competing in Spartan Races, walking ‘Bauer’ the family schnoodle or playing with ‘The Chrome Wall’ snare drum line in the North Star all age drum and bugle corps.
Cristin McGuinn Hayes
Lead. Follow. Or Get Out of the Way.
Building business comes naturally to Cristin. As one of the first employees at Vineyard Vines, Cristin wore many hats during her 8 years at the company including opening the companies first retail store up on Martha’s Vineyard in 2005, and eventually running their licensed and pro sports business before testing her foot in the startup industry. Cristin comes to Row One with a wealth of knowledge in the branded fashion industry in addition to great experience in the licensed world.
A graduate of Lafayette College , Cristin recently relocated to Boston and enjoys spending time with her family, coaching youth lacrosse and working on her golf game!